Workshop: Audio mixing for online theatre

In this hour long workshop, Alex McVittie will walk through the basics of how to mix a song recorded remotely for an online theater performance, and share some audio engineering techniques that will bring your radio plays to the next level using some audio segments from The Tragedy of Mariam to demonstrate effects like entering, exiting, and walking around a virtual stage. The workshop will be done using Ardour, an open source digital audio workstation program, but all the techniques demonstrated can be done in almost any digital audio workstation.

Tickets are free for KWLT members and $5 for non-members. (If you’re not a member but would like to be, you can also pay for a membership there.)

Alex McVittie is a 26 year old software developer who has been playing piano since he was 4 years old, and has been doing music production work on the side since 2015. Outside of music and software development, Alex enjoys cycling during warm weather, photography, cooking, and playing board games. 

Presented as part of KWLT’s Black Box Radio Workshop Series.

March Madness 2021

KWLT’s ultimate theatrical competition is back, and this time it’s mad! And by “mad” we mean “online”.

In response to These Times, March Madness is reinventing itself. Teams will be given a short silent film, and they’ll have two weeks to decide what it’s about and provide an audio track: dialogue, effects, even music. They’ll audition their actors the day after they get the footage, and then it’s on!

Call for teams. If you’re interested in joining the event as a member of a production team, let us know! A minimal team has a director and a stage manager, but you can have as many members as you like; we recommend including people with skills in writing and audio tech if possible. Email a list of team members and a brief statement of what you hope to get out of March Madness this year to apply.

The March Madness event will be run entirely online, but will look pretty familiar: we’ll screen the films, the filmmaking team will chat about their process, and then the adjudicator will tell us all what they think.

Tickets aren’t on sale yet, but watch this space (and our social media feeds) for more information soon!

Black Box Radio Workshops

Q & A with Graham Yeates

How is voice acting different from acting for the stage? What are some key skills for a voice actor to learn? On January 9th we’ll be hosting a live online Q&A with voiceover actor and long-time KWLTer Graham Yeates. This session is free for members of KWLT, $5 for non-members.

Go to to book your place.